Wind energy, though subsidized like all other forms of energy, is a net benefit for Texans’ pocketbooks

April 29, 2019

Energy Institute Research Associate Joshua Rhodes weighs in on legislative efforts to curtail or eliminate tax credits and other subsidies for wind and solar energy providers in a new op-ed published in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

From East Texas to the Future of Energy

Feb. 27, 2019
Energy Institute Research Associate Joshua Rhodes was the featured guest on a recent Texas Energy Lab Radio podcast...

UT energy experts weigh in on PG&E bankruptcy filing

Feb. 14, 2019
Joshua Rhodes and Todd Davidson assess the fallout California’s largest utility faces from $30 billion in liability claims related to wildfires sparked by its electric system....

Location, location: how an increase in EVs might affect electricity demand and consumption depends on where you drive

Dec. 19, 2018
In a new op-ed published by The Conversation, UT Austin researchers Todd Davidson, Josh Rhodes, Dave Tuttle and Kazunori Nagasawa explore...

Despite the blue wave, the U.S. failed to pass its first carbon tax

Dec. 19, 2018
While the U.S. has enacted policies aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions, such as Renewable Portfolio Standards and federal tax credits...

What does ‘100% renewable’ really mean?

Sept. 27, 2018
Georgetown, Texas, a town just north of Austin, has been in the news lately for its decision to ‘go 100% renewable’...

Energy Institute experts offer perspective on record-breaking demand for electricity

Aug. 29, 2018
Sizzling summer temperatures and record-breaking demand for electricity have provided a great opportunity...

Research shows adding 11 GW of solar would complement existing wind power on Texas grid

Aug. 29, 2018
Including a price on CO₂ emissions would make the installation of more solar energy in Texas considerably more attractive...

Why Trump digs coal and what it means

Aug. 29, 2018
The Trump administration is again trying to intervene in United States electricity markets...

Are high oil prices starting to hurt wind power?

Aug. 29, 2018
A recent decision by Texas regulators to turn down a large wind farm project highlights how changes in one energy sector can affect others...